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Connecticut Casts All 28 Delegates For Trump As GOP Crowns Nominee

New York gave Donald Trump the votes he needed to become the GOP nominee for president as he got 89 of the 95 delegates from his home state. The Jumbotron in the Quicken Loans Arena broadcast the moment to the entire crowd.
New York gave Donald Trump the votes he needed to become the GOP nominee for president as he got 89 of the 95 delegates from his home state. The Jumbotron in the Quicken Loans Arena broadcast the moment to the entire crowd. Photo Credit: Bob Ferguson
Bob Ferguson with the Connecticut placard on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Bob Ferguson with the Connecticut placard on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Bob Ferguson

WESTON, Conn. — Weston Republican Town Chairman Bob Ferguson is an alternate delegate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He sent along photos from the Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday as Donald Trump was officially nominated as the GOP candidate for president.

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The Connecticut delegation cast all of its 28 delegates for Trump, who won the state primary in April. Making the announcement for the great state of Connecticut was state Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano.

"Mister Chairman, I come from the land where we manufacture Pez, nuclear submarines and the home of the WWE, where men are men and women are champions,” Romano said. “The great state of Connecticut casts all 28 delegates for the next president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.”

About an hour later, Trump went over the top as his son, Donald Trump Jr., cast the ballots for his home state of New York just after 7 p.m.

“It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight,” Trump Jr. said. “Congratulations, Dad, we love you!”

The band played “New York, New York,” and the Jumbotron said “Over the Top” as the crowd went wild.

Check back with Daily Voice for more dispatches from the Republican National Convention. Click here to read Bob Ferguson's dispatch from Day 1.

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